The SpidoSpeed is Linde Werdelin's first chronograph model, designed with strong reference to the first series of the SpidoLite, revealing yet more inspirations from the racing car industry. The SpidoSpeed Chronograph is constructed of a technically-complex fully skeletonised case and a multiple-layered dial to bring you an all round 3-dimensional experience.
“I wanted the SpidoSpeed to be a lasting 3-dimensional experience from all angles for the owner to find it interesting to look at for years to come,” Morten Linde.
The SpidoSpeed features brand new three-part case construction with weight reduction technology while maintaining a robust structure. The case has been treated with a black Diamond-Like-Carbon (DLC) coating which is 3 times harder than steel, and second only to diamond offering exceptional durability.
Perfecting the construction of the case was a two-year long and extremely challenging procedure. The skeletonised part of the case has been the most complicated and time consuming to produce due to the complexity of the shape. It takes lengthy hours of meticulous work by hand to construct and complete a case, as each requires exceptional accuracy.
The dial has been constructed into two parts comprised of as many as ten layers to accentuate the 3-dimensional experience, following the same design philosophy as the case and adding depth to the watch when reading time. The ability of the eye to focus on millimetres makes the SpidoSpeed experience most interesting. The letter “R” at 4 o’clock on the hours sub-dial, stands for “The Rock” or “The Reef” and indicates the duration required to fully charge the instrument.
Showing through a clear sapphire crystal case back and the subdials of the SpidoSpeed is a custom-made integrated chronograph movement with a skeletonised rotor plate bearing the LW logo. This movement allows the crown and pushers to be completely aligned and to facilitate the attachment of the Linde Werdelin instruments.
The SpidoSpeed comes in a family of 7 models: Gold, Black Diamond, Rose Gold with DLC Titanium, Black Orange, Anthracite DLC, Black DLC, and Steel.
SpidoSpeed Black DLC is available worldwide in a numbered series A of 100 pieces.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Revealed by Morten Linde and Jorn Werdelin the design essence, the racing-car inspirations, and the painstaking crasftmanship on The Lab: The Making of the SpidoSpeed - a holistic 3D experience.
The SpidoSpeed Black DLC is available in Series A of 100 pieces worldwide.
|Case||Three-part construction in black DLC microbillé steel
Comprised of 32 components
2.2mm anti-reflective sapphire crystal
See-through sapphire crystal in back case
Spider web and chronograph icon engravings
Screw in crown
Chronograph pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock
|Dimensions||44mm (w) by 46mm (l) by 15mm (h)|
|Movement||LW 03 custom-made Concepto calibre 2251 integrated chronograph
48 hours power reserve
Balance frequency: 28800vph, 4Hz
Skeletonised oscillator bearing a LW logo
|Dial||Two-part black galvanic dial: perlage surface base part, opalin top dial part
Chronograph sub-dials for hours, minutes and seconds
Six diamond cut hands
Grey luminent on main dial and sub-dial indexes
|Strap||SpidoSpeed black textured calf strap with DLC ardillion buckle, interchangeable within Linde Werdelin’s proprietary strap system|